So how about this weather!? We got several inches of rain this week, in addition to some quarter sized hail and a whole lot of wind.
The plants are kind of beat up, but I reckon it’s a worthwhile trade-off if that is what it takes to get some real good soaking rain for the field – especially the newly-seeded fall crops.
Out three WWOOFers convinced us to take a day away from the farm to go to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, which turned out to be a wonderful time – dressing up in costume and bringing a young child made it by far the most fun I’ve ever had at the event.
It also helped that there was rain wrongly-forecasted, so there were no lines to get in or get food or get out again! Beautiful.
Today was WWOOFer Mercedes’ final day of her August stay – we’re sad to see her go, but know she’ll be back soon … not least/only because we’re holding her sweet pop-up camper hostage.
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- Tomatoes – the field tomatoes are starting to show signs of disease, but we’re still getting plenty of beautiful specimens for you!
- Eggplants – one large or two smaller ones
- Peppers – (ripening sweet peppers, and jalepenos (bagged with your broccoli)
- Melons – (either a honeywhite muskmelon, a cantaloupe, or a Sun Jewel) If you got a cantaloupe, eat it ASAP – they are READY!
- Spaghetti squash
- Apples – Picked just before a storm came that would have knocked them all down to be bruised to mush! These are from a tree that Kristin’s folks planted on the farm in the late 70’s! This was a great year for the tree, which hasn’t produced nearly such an abundance since we moved in.
- Basil – (either Purple or Italian)